Go green in style
Amid mountains, fresh water springs and tropical scenery, Salalah has long been one of the best short-break destinations in the region and one of the few places with lots of greenery – that rarest of sights in the Middle East.
Just 20 km from Salalah airport and next to Salalah beach, the waterfront resort has Omani-inspired architecture surrounded by lagoons and set among water features and an elaborate network of manmade waterways which connect to the Indian Ocean.
There are – as you’d expect – top class spa and restaurants facilities, but it’s the beach and the scenery that are the big draw for booking that short flight. Just now, you get to stay in a new five-star hotel at the end of a day’s loafing.